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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can i take echinacea while on immunosuppressant?

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Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Yes.: However, taking echinacea for an extended period may itself cause some immune dysfunction. So only take it for short periods of time.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Probably not: Echinacea is itself a mild immunosuppressant so it is not a good idea to combine it with prescribed immunosupressants. You should discuss this question with the physician who prescribed these immunosuppressive medications.
Last updated Jul 20, 2012


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